Scaffolding is a structure made of steel or timber that you often see on construction sites. Huge structures that can reach hundreds of feet in height, scaffolding serves dual purposes. They provide support to the structure under construction and at the same time, they serve as a platform for workers to stand on and place the materials they use.
Needless to say, scaffolding must be strong and stable so as to prevent accidents at the site. There are different types of scaffolding so DH Scaffold Services Ltd have a look at the ones most commonly used.
1] Steel Scaffolding
Widely used because of the high level of safety they provide, steel scaffolding is made up of steel tubes joined together with fittings or couplers. Although a little more expensive, they are durable, strong and fire-resistant and are easy to assemble and dismantle. These are often used for events.
2] Cantilever Scaffolding
Available in two types, namely single frame and double frame. A single frame cantilever scaffolding has the standards supported by a chain of needles drawn out through wall apertures. A double frame cantilever scaffolding has needles supported within the floor through apertures.
These are used under special circumstances, such as when the upper portion of the wall is being constructed or when the ground is not strong enough to support standards.
3] Patented Scaffolding
Made from steel and fitted with special couplers, patented scaffolding is readymade and is available on the market. The working platform is set on brackets and can be adjusted to the desired level. Perfect for smaller jobs, they are safe and easy to use.
4] Suspended Scaffolding
Suspended scaffolding is generally used for repair or painting jobs. It basically consists of a platform that is suspended using chains or wires. The scaffolding can be lowered or lifted easily to reach the desired height.
5] Single Scaffolding
Also known as bricklayer’s scaffolding, single scaffolding is most commonly used for brick masonry. It usually corresponds to a distance of 1.2 m to the wall.
6] Double Scaffolding
Also known as mason’s scaffolding, double scaffolding is regularly used for stone masonry. It consists of dual rows of scaffolding to add to its strength, as it’s not easy to drill holes in stone. It is also known as independent scaffolding and sometimes has cross braces for additional support. The first row is usually at a distance of 20 cm from the wall.
Specialist Scaffold Design
If you are anywhere in the United Kingdom and looking for scaffolding consultants, look no further! DH Scaffold Services Ltd are one of the best scaffold firms in the country. We are committed to providing safe, efficient and cost effective scaffold services to our clients. For scaffold prices and specialist scaffold designs, get in touch with us today! Just give us a call on 01142300923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with all your scaffold needs.